Killer fast food: Does the Whopper make them do it?


On Tuesday, suspected cocaine dealer Jermaine Askia Cooper led police on a 90 mph chase through the streets of Decatur, Indiana. The pursuit ended not with an accident or an empty gas tank, but rather with a run for the border.

Jermaine, who told officers that he knew he was "going to jail for a while," decided that he wanted one last Taco Bell burrito before he went up the river. He was arrested in the restaurant's parking lot, and is being held without bond on a spate of charges, including selling cocaine and resisting arrest by fleeing.

For people who remember Tremayne Durham, this story seems eerily familiar. Last year, the 33-year old Durham was arrested by Oregon police in connection with the murder of Adam Calbreath. While police were building a case against him, he agreed to sign a full confession in return for fast food. The calorie-busting reward came in two waves, with the first including KFC chicken, Popeye's chicken, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, carrot cake, and ice cream. The second batch of junk food, which Durham received after sentencing, included calzones, lasagne, pizza, and ice cream.